TO MAKE RESERVATIONS for programs (except for bird banding open houses), PLEASE CALL US AT (847) 428-OWLS (6957), OR EMAIL STILLMAN AT email@example.com. Remember to include your name, phone number, and the number of people that will be attending.
If less than 5 - 10 people (varying with the activity) have called two days prior to a program, the program could well be cancelled. So, don't forget to call the nature center in advance. If you discover that you are unable to attend, please call to cancel your reservations. This courtesy will be greatly appreciated.
Please note that the Stillman Nature Center is also available during the week, by reservation, to school classes, Audubon chapters, garden clubs, and other organized groups. Also, we can bring our raptors to your classroom or meeting place. For a brochure that describes the programs and fees, just call or check our website at: www.stillmannc.org and we'll be happy to send you one.
OWL Outreach Program:
Stillman's Executive Director, Mark Spreyer, has been bringing owls to school classes, garden clubs, wildlife conferences, and other groups for nearly twenty-five years. In recent years, the Stillman Nature Center has expanded its collection of permanently injured raptors. Now's the time to schedule Mark and our knowledgeable volunteers to talk to your group. The following fee schedule is for locations within twenty-five miles of Stillman. We will travel further but the fee would increase. Remember that we can't guarantee a precise number of raptors as they are permanently injured live animals which may not always be able to travel.
One program (up to three raptors): $175.00
Two programs: $250.00 (This price assumes back-to-back scheduling.)
One program (up to five raptors): $225.00
Two programs: $300.00 (This price assumes back-to-back scheduling.)
The programs can be adjusted to suit any grade from first on up. Those of you dissecting owl pellets or studying the ecosystems of Illinois would find our presentation particularly applicable. If food chains are in the curriculum, what better way to illustrate what a predator is?
All we need is a screen or white wall and a slide projector. If you don't have a projector, just let us know and we'll bring one. If you have any questions, Mark can be reached at 847-428-OWLS (6957) or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us outside for a healthy hour-long walk around a lake, through the woods, and who knows where else? Why not add Stillman to your list of exercise options? Come prepared to hike the trails with sturdy winter boots.
Dates: Thursdays, Dec 7
Time: 9:30 AM
MORNING BIRD WALKS
Mike Levin and Mark Spreyer will lead a morning bird walk. Migration will be under way and you never know what we might find. Binoculars and field guides are a must. If you don’t have any, don’t worry, Stillman does. Please call 847-428-OWLS to make reservations.
Dates: Sunday, Nov 5
Time: 8:00 AM
Age: 8 years and up
STILLMAN'S GREEN FRIDAY
Trying to avoid some of this Black Friday's consumer frenzy? Come join us at Stillman Nature Center for a relaxing hike along our trails. We'll be open from 9:00 to 4:00. At 2:00PM, Stillman's naturalist we'll be happy to show you around. The tour will include a visit to some of our birds of prey like the snowy owl. Hope to see you on "green Friday."
Date: Friday, Nov. 24
Time: 9:00 - 4:00 PM
Fee: no charge
NEW YEARS DAY WALK
It’s time again for our annual New Year’s Day walk along Stillman’s trails. Over the years, we’ve seen everything from bluebirds and shrikes to the remains of coyote kills. If you like winter, don’t like football, or just want to greet 2018 outdoors; this is the walk for you.
Dates: Monday, Jan. 1
Age: 10 years and up